Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Mac OS X "[Last week], we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely. A German security firm appears to have been the first to discover the Safari flaw, which allows for shell scripts to be executed after clicking a link."
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RE: Reality strikes back
by barkley on Tue 21st Feb 2006 20:01 UTC in reply to "Reality strikes back"
barkley
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2005-07-18

Is anybody like me thinking of switching back now that Macs have lost their comparative advantages (security, reliability), and MSFT is playing strong on it strnghts (compatibility, convergence, innovation)?

Well, I never "switched", because in my case (Linux and Windows), I don't have to. I can run them at the same time on the same machine (natively via co-linux), or just run an Xserver on my windows machine to other machines at work or at home.

I don't get viruses or spyware or trojans or none of that other nonsense because I know what I'm doing. But I was real close to switching my mom over to Linux fulltime because of the spyware mess on her box.

At the end of the day I'll never (well near-term anyway) switch completely because there's just no reason for me to. I can have my cake and eat it too.

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